Monday, April 16, 2012

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The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will perform the fifth concert of our 2011-12 Season – “Musical Narratives” – on April 23-24.  This concert will feature four musical selections that reflect narrative stories by composers from Germany, Austria, Denmark and the United States.  Here’s the basic information:   

Brightmusic Chamber Music Concert:    Brightmusic, Oklahoma City’s residential chamber music ensemble, will hold the fifth concert of its 2011-12 season on Monday evening, April 23 at Casady School in northwest OKC, and on Tuesday evening, April 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown.  The concerts begin at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $10 for adults and free for students with ID.  The concert title is “Musical Narratives.”  The ensemble will perform four works: (1) “Three Short Stories” by the contemporary American composer Gernot Wolfgang; (2) String Trio in B-flat Major, D.581 by the beloved Austrian Romantic composer Franz Schubert; (3) “Sernata in Vano” (“Serenade in Vain”) by the 19th-20th Century Danish composer Carl Nielsen; and (4) Nonet for Winds and Strings in F Major, op. 31 by the 19th Century German composer Louis Spohr.  (A “nonet” is a work for a nine-musician ensemble.)  A reception with the musicians will follow each performance.  For more information, visit

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“Musical Narratives” is the final concert of our Regular Season.  However, in May we will offer a first for Brightmusic and for OKC – a four-concert Festival of the immortal music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms.  The Festival concerts will be held on May 26, 27, 29 and 31.  More information about our upcoming Bach & Brahms Festival, as well as “Musical Narratives,” can be found on our website,  Financial support for our 2011-12 Season has been provided by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Ad Astra Foundation.

From staff reports    

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